Today we have outrageously beautiful grounds hosting a gorgeous late 50s Modern home, the stuff of genteel holiday dreams. The floor plan with all living spaces and overall countenance pointed north clearly indicates this was built by true sun, sea and sand worshipers; progressives of a greater Melbourne rising out of wartime grey into post-war lightness and new ideas. We particularly wanted to show off the owner’s toil – peeling back what was once a chintz and floral soaked house (see the before shots) to a more minimal, contemporary abode. The removal of these layers of heavy peach, frill and bulkhead textiles and the replacement of that colonial kitchen (urg!) with a super beachy, painted timber version not only reflects the present owners styling savvy in creating a Hamptons dream with an indigenous Modernist base, but reveals just how timeless this 60 year old design really is. Those huge windows, that stone courtyard, the open-plan living all singing proudly as originally intended and calling us down to the tea-treed coast with its song.
‘Four Winds’ 57 Hughes Rd, Blairgowrie VIC
May 31, 2018 | Archives